|Week 4 (@KC) - Average||3.5||50.5||1.0||0||0||0||11|
|Week 4 (@KC) - Dave Richard||3||48||1||0||0||0||10|
|Week 4 (@KC) - Jamey Eisenberg||4||53||1||0||0||0||11|
|2014 Season - Average||76.0||988.5||10.5||0||0||0||154|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||77||1023||10||0||0||0||154|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||75||954||11||0||0||0||153|
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|As Rob Gronkowski's role returns, so does his Fantasy value |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(9/23/14) If you drafted Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, chances are you did so knowing he might not be 100 percent healthy at the start of the season. The fact that he ranks seventh among tight ends in Fantasy scoring has to feel like a bonus for those Fantasy owners who took a chance on him this year.
Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels told reporters Tuesday he thinks Gronkowski will be able to do a little more in each week, and that can only be a good sign. He hasn't quite been the stud we expected, but that is mostly because the team has been keeping him off the field. Gronkowski played a season-high 59 percent of the team's offensive snaps in Week 3, up from 44 and 42 percent in Weeks 1 and 2, respectively.
Still, he saw less of the field in Week 3 than Michael Hoomanawanui, so there is plenty of room for him to grow in the offense. As crazy as it might sound, Gronkowski might just be one of the best buy-low candidates in the league. He was the second tight end selected on average in drafts this season and can still live up to that billing as he gets closer to full health.
If there is one takeaway here, it's this: don't sell low on Gronk. You'll likely regret it.
|Rob Gronkowski 'inching closer' to his old role |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(9/23/14) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski played a season-high 42 snaps Week 3 and is "inching closer toward being a steady contributor to the offense," reports ESPN.com.
"I definitely think that Rob has made some plays for us. I certainly think that will continue and hope that will continue," offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said. "We are trying to work him back into the game plan to an overall level where he can contribute the most.
"And I think each week we have done a little bit more, and hopefully we can continue to do that. I think that any time you are talking about a player who is coming off a situation like Gronk was, you have to be smart and you do what you can do. I’m happy with the things that he has done so far, and we will continue to add more as we go through the year."
|Rob Gronkowski has one TD, misses another |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(9/21/14) After being held out of the end zone on a quiet day for quarterback Tom Brady Week 2 at Minnesota, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski scored on a 6-yards pass late in the second quarter Week 2 against Oakland. He was again light on yardage, picking up 44 on three catches to give him an average of 38.7 through three games, but he tied running back Shane Vereen in targets with six, good for third-most on the team.
Another one of those targets came in the end zone early in the fourth quarter when a 2-yard pass deflected off a defender and into Gronkowski's hands, but the tight end couldn't haul it in, keeping him from scoring his second touchdown of the game.
Gronkowski, who is still working his way back from surgery to repair a torn ACL, played more than 50 percent of the team's snaps for the first time this season, according to the Boston Herald. He will look to find the end zone again Week 4 at Kansas City, a team that struggled against the pass in its first two games.
|Rob Gronkowski fine for Week 3 |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(9/21/14) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who continues to be limited in practice as he works his way back from ACL surgery, is active for Week 3 against the Raiders. Gronkowski hasn't missed a game yet this season, though he had only four catches in each of the first two.
|Two Patriots standouts probable for clash against Raiders |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(9/19/14) Patriots prime pass-catchers Julian Edelman (back) and Rob Gronkowski (knee) have been listed as probable for the Week 3 game against Oakland. They are all but set to start.
|For the second year in a row Rob Gronkowski will enter the season with questions about his health. Last year, Gronkowski was coming off back surgery and problems with his forearm, and he missed the first six games of the 2013 season. He looked like the Gronkowski of old upon his return until a torn ACL in Week 14 ended his year, and now he's making yet another injury comeback. All signs point toward Gronkowski being ready for Week 1, but we won't know his status until training camp. Still, based on his talent level, Gronkowski is worth drafting as your No. 1 tight end. He had 39 catches for 592 yards and four touchdowns in seven games last year. If you project that over 16 games, Gronkowski would have finished with 89 catches for 1,353 yards and nine touchdowns. Those stats would have placed Gronkowski No. 2 at tight in Fantasy points behind Jimmy Graham in a standard league. Of course, Gronkowski has now played just 18 games over the past two seasons, so he's become an injury risk. But he's still worth the gamble with a pick in Round 4 at the latest because when he plays, he dominates.
(Updated 5/9/14) |